FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About Volvo Technology

When it comes to Volvo and their technology, one thing remains consistent. Simplicity. This idea is heavy inspired by the Scandinavian minimalism that is infused into every Volvo sedan and SUV from top to bottom. The driver is the at the center of everything in a Volvo car, and with the state-of-the-art technology that comes in every Volvo car, it's all within easy reach.

If you're from around Sarasota, Bradenton, or Lakewood Ranch and are considering making the Volvo XC40 or Volvo S60 as your next vehicle, chances are you're a bit of a tech-head. So, it's important to know exactly what you're getting. Here's everything you need to know about Volvo technology.

What are the standard technology features that come in a Volvo vehicle?

There is some variance when it comes to this question as some vehicles have different features. However, several standard technology features come across the board. The most prominent of those is the Sensus Connect infotainment system that is controlled via touchscreen. In the case of the all-new Volvo XC40, this system connects to both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You'll also have an eight-speaker audio system, satellite radio, and a pair of fast-charging USB ports.

What sort of advanced technology can I expect from the safety features?

Safety is a major focus of Volvo in everything they do, and there are many active safety features that make your life easier. You can expect to have Park Assist Pilot, Adaptive Cruise Control, a hands-free tailgate, and a 360-degree Surround View camera.

Are there any available upgrades I can add to my Volvo?

Of course there are. Your Volvo has several available technologies you can add if you wish to spice up your cabin including navigation, wireless smartphone charging, and a premium 13-speaker sound system from Harman Kardon.

What is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

While the standard UI on the Sensus Connect infotainment system is incredibly intuitive, sometimes it's nice to be able to use the things we're familiar with. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allow drivers to connect their personal smart devices to their touchscreen to be able to access their favorite apps at any time.

What is Volvo's City Safety?

While it's impossible to prevent a collision fully, there are steps we can take to mitigate its effects. Volvo vehicles can dynamically detect when a collision is imminent whether it's a pedestrian stepping in front of our vehicle or a motorist suddenly cutting into your lane. If an accident is about to occur, City Safety kicks into gear by issuing audible and visual warning to the driver and will automatically engage the brakes.

What is Pilot Assist?

Pilot Assist is a semiautonomous driving system developed by the engineers at Volvo to aid in helping Venice FL and North Port drivers stay in their lane. Long drives can wear down a driver's focus, and this is where Pilot Assist steps in. Pilot Assist can also detect the speed and distance of the vehicle in front of you and can dynamically maintain a set distance between you and the car in front of you.

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